A first for Auckland

For the first time in our history, we have a shared vision - to be the world’s most liveable city - and a single plan to deliver this vision for all of Auckland and its people.

The Auckland Plan will guide Auckland’s future over the next 30 years and tackle issues such as:

  • transport and housing shortages
  • giving children and young people a better start
  • creating more jobs
  • protecting the environment.

The Auckland Plan was adopted by the council in March 2012.

The Auckland Plan in action

City Rail Link

The City Rail Link (CRL) will link to the existing rail system to support economic and population growth.

Submissions on the application to designate land to build and operate the CRL closed on Tuesday 19 March 2013, and we anticipate that hearings will be held in the third quarter of 2013.

For more information, read about the City Rail Link on the City Centre Masterplan web page.

The Unitary Plan

The Unitary Plan will be the rulebook that shapes the way Auckland grows. It will set out what can be built and where, in order to create a higher quality and more compact Auckland while still providing for rural activities and maintaining the marine environment.

The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan was notified on 30 September, 2013. Submissions close on February 28, 2014.

For more information, see Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

The Southern Initiative

The Southern Initiative will focus on South Auckland and is designed to improve:

  • educational achievement
  • economic development
  • job growth
  • public transport
  • housing
  • social conditions.

The Southern Initiative is being developed in partnership with government agencies, the local community and other key stakeholders.

A map of the initiative can be viewed below:

Auckland Plan map 1.3 - The Southern Initiative (PDF 13.7MB)

Tāmaki transformation

The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company is New Zealand’s first urban redevelopment company. It is jointly owned by central government and Auckland Council.

Its aim is to transform Tāmaki (including Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure) over the next 20-25 years.

This will be done through co-ordinated economic, social, and housing initiatives to improve education, employment, health, safety and the environment.

Local community, government, businesses, educational institutions, social agencies, developers and financiers will work in collaboration to achieve a common vision.

For more information, see chapter 11 of the Auckland Plan.

Auckland Plan implementation update

The vision of the Auckland Plan will take time and effort to reach. The council is committed to reporting on progress on an annual basis through the annual implementation update. The update is a reporting process in addition to council’s own statutory reporting requirements. It highlights the successes of the past year and key focus areas for the year ahead.

The challenge for successful implementation will be to ensure that all key stakeholders have:

  • a clear understanding of what the Auckland Plan means for them and the role they will be expected to play in its success
  • human and financial resources to deliver Auckland Plan outcomes.

Read about this progress in the following documents:

Auckland Plan - Annual implementation update 2012 (PDF 4.1MB)

Auckland Plan - Annual implementation update 2013 (PDF 10.2MB)

Auckland Plan - Annual implementation update addendum 2013 (PDF 736KB)

The Auckland Plan is supported by: